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Project Brief
May 2019 Project Brief
Learn about: how a unit redesign for UW Health will serve as a prototype for future redesign projects, why the new unit must be flexible to respond to a variety of staff and patient needs, and how a multidisciplinary team used a range of observational findings and current literature to inform the overall design process.
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Interview
April 2019 Interview
Learn about: how incorporating continuous improvement in the design process can benefit healthcare organizations, which Lean elements can serve as a framework for designers to approach a project, why design should be adaptive over time to accommodate changing needs, and how the evidence-based design process and Lean elements can complement each other.
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Project Brief
April 2017 Project Brief
Learn about: evidence-based design solutions to address throughput challenges in today’s overcrowded emergency departments, the importance of aligning research design with organizational operations and processes for successful research, and the advantages of basing research methods on previous studies. 
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Design Strategies
April 2017 Design Strategies
These design strategies have been identified in the current evidence-based design literature as supporting efficient emergency department (ED) throughput. These are best reviewed at the very beginning of a project to assess the “fit” of each strategy within your unique ED organization. Design teams should work with ED leadership to ensure that these goals are integrated into the final design.
Project Brief
March 2017 Project Brief
Learn about: how talking rooms can complement consultation-based care, how workstation design can help balance a team-based care approach and staff retention efforts, and how design can maximize the accessibility to transportation and community amenities.
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Project Brief
October 2016 Project Brief
Learn about: how to smoothly incorporate the latest design approaches into hospital operations, hospital design and sustainability features that can improve community health beyond campus borders, and how a facility can accommodate more patients in less space.
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Interview
August 2015 Interview
Learn about: how communication plays a vital role in nurses’ daily responsibilities, which evidence-based design features support effective communication efforts and why improving communication can lead to best outcomes and impact a facility’s bottom line. 
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Project Brief
August 2015 Project Brief

Learn about: how the Princeton HealthCare System created a comprehensive campus to meet an array of medical and wellness needs for multiple generations, evidence-based design principles that were incorporated into the built environment, and how the new facility is positioned to respond to the changing healthcare field.

EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2012 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal of this project was to improve patients’ overall outpatient surgery experience by reducing wait times, reducing the number of transfers/handoffs for each patient, and increasing on-time starts for surgical procedures.
EDAC Advocate Firm Project
September 2012 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
The goal for this project was to create a patient-centered healthcare facility, using EBD, objectives include: wayfinding integrated into the architecture, zoned circulation - separation of on-stage and off-stage flow, and clear access to patient care areas with minimal travel distances.